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. and for the last half decade, this week is the fifth anniversary of the winning of the president i by barack obama -- presidency by barack obama. barack obama and the rise of a new kind, a new, more ambitious and i might even say radical kind of american liberalism. regarding the '80s, i think the one column that sort of captures it the best is the one in which bill clinton says during his presidency when we look back on that era -- he meant the cold war era -- and and we long for a, i made a crack the other day. i said, gosh, i miss the cold war. it was a joke. i mean, i didn't want really miss it, but you get the joke. and the point was that we had this myth created after conservativism in the decade over the '80s, utterly destroyed and undid what was left of the soviet empire of commune ill. this myth -- communism. this myth that there was a great national consensus on how to confront the soviets. now, there was in the '50s and the '60s, but it dissolved after the vietnam era. and there was a great division in the country. and the '80s were distinguished by the fact that there was a total break
nuclear program. while israel is prepared to do what is necessary to defend itself, we share press obama's preference to see the nuclear program for diplomacy. for the program to succeed, it must be coupled with powerful sanctions and a credible military threat. let me repeat that -- a diplomatic solution is better than aim military option, but a military option is necessary for , as arey to succeed powerful sanctions. we all agreed after a couple of years of tough sanctions, iran finally begin to negotiate seriously. because of the pressure, what seemed impossible to yesterday became possible today. we should not assume that more and tougher sanctions were not lead to a better deal. what seemed impossible, what seems impossible today could become possible tomorrow. >> president obama was also part of the saban forum yesterday. you can watch his conversation with the founder of the saban center later today. we will have that is 6:30 5 p.m. eastern time here on c-span. president obama and first lady michelle obama will be traveling to johannesburg on tuesday. it will be attending a memori
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